American Swedish Institute

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  • Museum admission: $12 adults; $8 ages 62+; $6 ages 6-18 and students with ID; FREE for ASI members and children ages 5 and under. Free parking.


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  • Open 10am-5pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10am-8pm Wednesdays; 12pm-5pm Sundays. FIKA open 8:30am-5pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 8:30am-8pm Wednesdays, 11am-5pm Sundays. Full service menu from 11am-3pm (11-8 Wednesdays).

Green Practices

  • Desc of Green Practices in Place: Minnesota's first LEED Gold Certified Museum! Features include 2 green roofs, 2 bee hives and 96 geothermal wells.
  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Water Conservation/Wastewater Mgmt Plan
  • Energy Efficiency/Conservation
  • Eco-Friendly Landscape/Facility Design
  • Eco-Friendly Purchasing Practices
  • Organic or Local Food & Beverage Choices

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  • Accessible to Disabled
  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more
  • Scandinavian Heritage

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  1. “The Vikings Begin”

    “The Vikings Begin”

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    "The Vikings Begin" is an exciting exhibition that features dozens of early Viking artifacts from boat graves discovered at a site in central Sweden. These incredibly well-preserved objects, many of which are 1400 years old, tell the story of the rise of the Viking Age - of when, why and how Viking society began, as well as the stores of the people buried with them. The exhibition is based on cutting-edge research that sheds new light on Viking society, the role of women and maritime innovation that allowed the Vikings to reach faraway lands. This collection of artifacts has not been outside of Scandinavia until this year, and the American Swedish Institute is the first museum in the Midwest to host the exhibition.
    "The Vikings Begin" is produced by Sweden's Uppsala University and its Gustavianum museum, and presented by Viking.

  2. Glögg Tours at ASI

    Glögg Tours at ASI

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    Select Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. throughout the holiday season

    In this popular after-hours tour, you’ll experience the decorated holiday rooms in the Turnblad Mansion while enjoying curated cocktails and specialty lite-bites from ASI's catering team. Tours are 21+ only.

    Glögg Tour dates:
    • November 21
    • December 5
    • December 12
    • December 19
    • January 9

  3. Julbord - A Swedish Christmas Feast

    Julbord - A Swedish Christmas Feast

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    The Julbord, or Christmas smörgåsbord, is one of ASI’s favorite traditions and a great way to celebrate the holiday with friends and family. This Scandinavian feast delivers a full selection of traditional dishes, such as meatballs, herring and delectable desserts prepared by the talented FIKA chefs as part of ASI's Slate & Stone Catering. Cash bar available.

    Reservations required by Friday, December 13 (non-refundable). All members of the party must be made under one registration. Tables hold 8 guests and seating requests can only be honored if made prior to the registration deadline. Children ages 5 and under must still be registered (please call to register).

  4. Julmarknad - ASI's Holiday Market

    Julmarknad - ASI's Holiday Market

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    Julmarknad is ASI's holiday market and festival - and one of our most popular weekends! There will be handmade items for sale by more than 40 talented local and regional artists - including distinctive artisan glass, clothing, wood, jewelry, ceramics and textiles. Our own ASI Museum Store and Jul Shop will also be open for gift seekers to browse more Nordic-inspired items.

    The celebration continues throughout the Mansion with special performances by Nordic music and dance groups. Families can make handcraft projects to take home and enjoy holiday story time. FIKA will serve festival-style food on both days, and be sure to stop by their bake sale for cardamom bread, cookies and other treats to share over the holidays.

  5. Neighborhood Open House

    Neighborhood Open House

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    Be our guest at ASI’s annual Neighborhood Open House. From 5-8 p.m., we’re offering free museum admission to thank our supporters, celebrate the holidays and introduce the Mansion to new friends. Whether you live nearby and wonder what happens here, in the suburbs and have been intending to visit, or are a long-time ASI member, please join us for this evening of hands-on holiday crafts, performances, bonfires and more. No registration needed!

  6. The Vikings Begin

    The Vikings Begin

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    This extraordinary new exhibition features dozens of early Viking artifacts from boat graves, organized by Uppsala University in Sweden and its museum, Gustavianum, which is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Viking and pre-Viking objects.

    Based on cutting-edge research by Neil Price, Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson and John Ljungkvist, the exhibition at ASI is the Midwest premiere of a collection that has never been outside of Scandinavia until this year, with many finds that are around 1400 years old. With Viking helmets, swords and weapons for attack and defense, as well as jewelry, glass vessels, bowls and other objects with magical importance, the artifacts tell stories both about the society and the people buried with them.

    The installation is divided into thematic sections on Viking warfare, maritime trade, a ship burial, Norse gods, the Baltic Sea and geo-political relationships to other cultures, shedding new light on how early Viking society was organized, the role of women and the development of maritime innovation that enabled the Vikings to reach faraway lands in the East and the West.

  7. Through the Years: Holidays at ASI

    Through the Years: Holidays at ASI

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    This year’s holiday exhibition commemorates the 90th anniversary of the American Swedish Institute. How have holiday traditions changed over time? How have ASI’s holiday celebrations changed? Take a step back in time and explore the holiday tradition from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and this year’s guest – the Celtic community.

    The Jul exhibit opens with the Family Day festival on Saturday, November 16. Enjoy performances, crafts and other activities for all ages. Included in museum admission.

  8. Time Tested. Tradition Approved.

    Time Tested. Tradition Approved.

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    Join us this year as we take a step back in time, exploring the decorations and stories of holiday traditions from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, the Celtic community and ASI itself over the past 90 years. Discover familiar bits of the past and visions of the future as you explore the richly decorated Turnblad Mansion and holiday rooms. This year we will feature special guest Celtic Junction and commemorate ASI's 90th anniversary.

  9. Winter Solstice Celebration

    Winter Solstice Celebration

    2600 Park Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
    Call: (612) 871-4907

    Mark the shortest day and longest night of the year at ASI with our popular Winter Solstice Celebration. Since pagan days, solstice has traditionally meant the "year as reborn," with ancient (and modern) Scandinavians fusing it into the longer "Jul" or Yule season. ASI celebrates this powerful seasonal juncture with fun, festivity and performance.

    FIKA Cafe will serve a special festival menu with small plates and warm glogg (Swedish mulled wine). The ASI Museum Store and Jul Shop holiday pop-up store will also be open late for all of your last minute gift needs!

Meetings & Conferences

  • Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
  • Meetings Website
  • Meeting/Convention Facilities (maximum capacity): 1000
  • Banquet Facilities (maximum capacity): 250
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 11
  • Exhibit Space (sq ft): 35000
  • On-site Catering Required

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